VIDEO: Horse rescued from narrow ditch in northern Italy

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LOVERE, Italy (KXAN) — Firemen pulled out a trapped horse from a narrow ditch in a cemetery in northern Italy Tuesday.

The animal had somehow fallen flat on her back but firefighters managed to get it out safely, using a harness and a crane equipped with a special telescopic arm.

Visitors to the cemetery heard the horse whining and alerted authorities.

After a veterinarian sedated the animal, firefighters pulled out the animal using a special extendable arm, made available by a local company. The video provided by NBC shows the rescue which took several hours. 

Fire brigade sources said the horse had not suffered serious injuries.

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